Vermonters
   
Gave Their All
   
 WW II

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( All weblinks within this document are "Blue" )

INCLUDING:   Ships, Army Divisions, and Marine Divisions !

Last Update:

August 19, 2018

In Memory

     The following list was created in the memory of the brave men and women from Essex County, Vermont that gave their all for their State and Country during World War II.  Soldiers, Sailors and Merchant Marines, are all included on this listing.

     There are personal "online memorials" for each of these honored men and women that were created for them by using the "Find A Grave" website.   You will see a blue " Yes " behind their names and by clicking on the " Yes " you will see their personal memorial that has been created for them.   On "many" of the online memorials you will see a small biography for each soldier which includes: parent's names, where they lived and where and how they actually died.   If you see one without a bio and you have information on them please email me and I'll update their records.

Essex County had a total of:

" 20 "

Soldiers and Sailors who "Gave Their All" during World War II

( I'm 99.9% sure all from Essex County are included )

     Also Please Note:   The records show these men and women as either enlisting, being originally from, or having strong ties to Essex County.   Therefore some of these soldiers may not necessarily be from the particular county noted.

     On some of the records you will note that the "Cemetery/Memorial" column shows "unknown".   If you know where any of these men or women are interred please let me know by sending me an "email - (by clicking here)" and I'll insure that the information is noted for their record.



Whether a soldier or sailor was " Killed In Action ", " Missing In Action ",
" Died of Wounds ", or even died in the " Line Of Duty "   ......   

Whether a soldier or sailor was awarded medals or not   ......   

They are all " HERO'S " in my book and deserve all the recognition they can get !!


Special Thanks To Find A Grave Members:

" Anne "
     " For her great help locating burials, taking photos, and record updates for Vermont "
" Barb Destromp "
     " For her great help locating burials, taking photos, and record updates for Vermont "
" ShaneO "
     " For his great help locating burials and record updates For Soldiers & Sailors Nationwide "
" Janice Hollandsworth "
     " For her great help locating burials and record updates For Soldiers & Sailors Nationwide "

Key to Abbreviations and Notes

AM = Awarded the "Air Medal" ~ ( Meritorious achievement while participating in aerial flight and/or single acts of merit or heroism, or for meritorious service. )
AM* = Awarded the "Air Medal" with one Oak Leaf Cluster ~ ( Second occurrance of being awarded the Air Medal )
AM** = Awarded the "Air Medal" with two Oak Leaf Clusters ~ ( Third occurrance of being awarded the Air Medal )
AM*** = Awarded the "Air Medal" with three Oak Leaf Clusters ~ ( Fourth occurrance of being awarded the Air Medal )

BS = Awarded the "Bronze Star" ~ ( 4th highest award for bravery, heroism or meritorious service )

DFC = Awarded the "Distinguished Flying Cross" ~ ( Awarded for heroism or extraordinary achievement while participating in an aerial flight )

DSC = Awarded the "Distinguished Service Cross" ~ ( 2nd highest award for extreme gallantry and risk of life in actual combat with an armed enemy force to a member of the U.S. Army & Army Air Force )

DSM = Awarded the "Distinguished Service Medal" ~ ( Awarded for Exceptionally meritorious service to the Government of the United States in a duty of great responsibility to any member of the military )

LOM = Awarded the "Legion Of Merit" ~ ( Awarded for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services and achievements to all military branches )

MM     =  Awarded the " Mariner's Medal " ~ ( Awarded to the Merchant Marines for being wounded, Missing or Killed In Action )
MM *  =  Awarded the " Mariner's Medal - Combat Bar " ~ ( Awarded to those who are under combat conditions )
MM **  =  Awarded the " Mariner's Medal - Combat Bar - Combat Star " ~ ( Awarded to those who are forced to abandon ship when attacked or damaged )
MM-DSM  =  Awarded the Mariner's " Distinguished Service Medal " ~ ( Awarded for " Heroism Beyond the Call of Duty " )

MOH = Awarded the "Medal Of Honor" ~ ( Highest military honor, awarded for personal acts of valor above and beyond the call of duty. )

NC = Awarded the "Navy Cross" ~ ( 2nd highest military decoration for valor that may be awarded to a member of the United States Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, or U.S. Coast Guard )

PH = Awarded the "Purple Heart" ~ ( Awarded for being wounded in action )
PH* = Awarded the "Purple Heart" with one Oak Leaf Cluster  ( Wounded Two Times )
PH** = Awarded the "Purple Heart" with two Oak Leaf Clusters  ( Wounded Three Times )
PH*** = Awarded the "Purple Heart" with three Oak Leaf Clusters  ( Wounded Four Times )

POW = Awarded the "Prisoner Of War Medal"

PUC = Awarded a "Presidential Unit Citation"

SM = Awarded the "Soldier's Medal" ~ ( Awarded for distinguished heroism not involving actual conflict with an enemy )
SS = Awarded the "Silver Star" ~ ( 3rd highest award, awarded for gallantry in action )

Other Medals = Such as Good Conduct Medals, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medals, American Defense Service Medals, etc. " Are Not " included in this listing.

= Picture of person shown on online memorial

= Picture of tombstone shown on online memorial

Cenotaph = A memorial stone only, remains not recovered or possibly interred somewhere unknown.

n/a ~ ( in awards field ) = not applicable

n/a ~ ( in photo field ) = not available

Those Included: = Died during the war - December 7, 1941 through September 2, 1945.  Some others have been included that died close to the war's end during cleanup operations.

   Last Name, First Name, M.I.
         Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Allen,  Warren S.
          n/a ~ unknown ~ n/a

Private
First Class
Army
Essex County
Line Of Duty
" unknown "
Cemetery /
Memorial
" Not Found "
" Yes "


   Last Name, First Name, M.I.
         Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Bishop,  Henry C.
           ~ PH ~ France

Private
373rd F.A. Battalion
100th Infantry Division
Army
Essex County
Killed In Action
Nov. 12, 1944
Epinal
American Cemetery
France
" Yes "

  Buckminster,  Ray E.
           ~ PH ~ France

Staff
Sergeant
369th Bomber Squadron
306th Bomber Group
Air Force
Essex County
Killed In Action
Nov. 23, 1942
Concord Village
Cemetery
Concord, VT
" Yes "


   Last Name, First Name, M.I.
         Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Caron,  Emilien D.
           ~ PH ~ unknown

Private
15th Infantry Regiment
3rd Infantry Division
Army
Essex County
Killed In Action
Nov. 2, 1943
Colebrook Village
Cemetery
Colebrook, NH
" Yes "

Last Names starting with " D " ~ " There Were None ! "

Last Names starting with " E " ~ " There Were None ! "

   Last Name, First Name, M.I.
         Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Fox,  George L.
           ~ DSC PH ~ Atlantic

First
Lieutenant
U.S.S. Dorchester
" Chaplain "
Army
Essex County
Missing In Action
Feb. 3, 1943
Jeffersonville
Cemetery
Jeffersonville, VT
" Yes "
Cenotaph


   Last Name, First Name, M.I.
         Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Gauthier,  Albert J.
           ~ PH ~ Europe

Private
36th Armored Infantry
3rd Armored Division
Army
Essex Junction
Killed In Action
Sep. 21, 1944
Henri-Chapelle
American Cemetery
Belgium
" Yes "


   Last Name, First Name, M.I.
         Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Hall,  Roy B.
           ~ PH ~ Pacific

Second
Lieutenant
U.S.S. LST-577
" Passenger "
Army
Essex County
Missing In Action
Feb. 11, 1945
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "
Cenotaph

Last Names starting with " I " ~ " There Were None ! "

Last Names starting with " J " ~ " There Were None ! "

Last Names starting with " K " ~ " There Were None ! "

   Last Name, First Name, M.I.
         Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Laitres,  Alfred J.
          n/a ~ PH ~ France

Private
First Class
15th Infantry Regiment
3rd Infantry Division
Army
Essex County
Killed In Action
Dec. 25, 1944
Lorraine
American Cemetery
France
" Yes "

  Levesque,  Charles W.
          n/a ~ BS PH ~ Italy

Staff
Sergeant
349th Infantry Regiment
88th Infantry Division
Army
Essex County
Killed In Action
Jul. 23, 1944
Florence
American Cemetery
Italy
" Yes "

  Lewis,  Rexford A.
           ~ PH ~ France

Private
143rd Infantry Regiment
36th Infantry Division
Army
Essex County
Killed In Action
Sep. 16, 1944
Riverside
Cemetery
Lunenburg, VT
" Yes "

  Lewis,  Stanley M.
          n/a ~ n/a ~ unknown

Private
First Class
Air Force
Essex County
Line Of Duty
Mar. 29, 1945
Riverside
Cemetery
Lunenburg, VT
" Yes "

  Lewis,  Wilford W.
          n/a ~ PH ~ unknown

    Brother of: Pfc. Harold T. Lewis
    of Coos County, New Hampshire

Private
330th Infantry Regiment
83rd Infantry Division
Army
Essex County
Killed In Action
Jul. 18, 1944
Calvary
Catholic Cemetery
Lancaster, NH
" Yes "


   Last Name, First Name, M.I.
         Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  McAllister,  Douglas M.
          n/a ~ n/a ~ Texas

2nd
Lieutenant
Air Force
Essex County
Line Of Duty
Dec. 17, 1944
Cemetery /
Memorial
" Not Found "
" Yes "

  Molleur,  Joseph D.
          n/a ~ PH ~ Leyte

Sergeant
126th Infantry Regiment
32nd Infantry Division
Army
Essex County
Killed In Action
Dec. 11, 1944
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "

  Morse,  Dearborn L.
          n/a ~ PH ~ unknown

Private
Medical Department
133rd Infantry
Army
Essex County
Died Of Wounds
Feb. 8, 1945
New Protestant
Cemetery
Island Pond, VT
" Yes "

Last Names starting with " N " ~ " There Were None ! "

Last Names starting with " O " ~ " There Were None ! "

   Last Name, First Name, M.I.
         Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Paradis,  Clayton O.
           ~ PH ~ Pacific

Machinist's
Mate
Third Class
U.S.S. LST-342
Navy
Island Pond
Missing In Action
Jul. 18, 1943
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "
Cenotaph

Last Names starting with " Q " ~ " There Were None ! "

Last Names starting with " R " ~ " There Were None ! "

   Last Name, First Name, M.I.
         Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Savard,  Raymond E.
          n/a ~ PH ~ unknown

Private
First Class
117th Infantry Regiment
30th Infantry Division
Army
Essex County
Killed In Action
Dec. 23, 1944
St. James
The Greater Cemetery
Island Pond, VT
" Yes "

  Stebbins,  Ralph J.
           ~ n/a ~ Vermont

Private
First Class
Army
Essex County
Line Of Duty
Feb. 15, 1944
New Catholic
Cemetery
Island Pond, VT
" Yes "

Last Names starting with " T " ~ " There Were None ! "

Last Names starting with " U " ~ " There Were None ! "

Last Names starting with " V " ~ " There Were None ! "

   Last Name, First Name, M.I.
         Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Wilcox,  Arlington R.
           ~ n/a ~ unknown

Private
Engineers
Army
Essex County
Line Of Duty
Apr. 30, 1943
Pine Grove
Cemetery
Newport, VT
" Yes "

  Workman,  Christopher L.
           ~ PH ~ unknown

Staff
Sergeant
14th Armored Division
Army
Essex County
Killed In Action
Jan. 12, 1945
Fairview
Cemetery
Essex Junction, VT
" Yes "

Last Names starting with " X " ~ " There Were None ! "

Last Names starting with " Y " ~ " There Were None ! "

Last Names starting with " Z " ~ " There Were None ! "

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Email any questions or comments to:

Russ Pickett

( russpickde@comcast.net )